Devils Rumors: John Marino Linked to Canucks

The New Jersey Devils have already begun their offseason in a big way, as they notably acquired goaltender Jacob Markstrom from the Calgary Flames. They are also open to trading the 10th overall pick of Friday night's draft, so it could be a busy night for the Devils.

However, the Devils are not only willing to hear offers for the 10th overall pick, but they are also actively shopping defenseman John Marino, as reported by NHL insider Frank Seravalli. Seravalli also noted that the Vancouver Canucks have been in the mix for Marino's services. 

With the Devils having Dougie Hamilton and promising youngster Simon Nemec, it is understandable that they are looking to move Marino. The right side of their defense is crowded, so they could use a player like Marino to improve their roster elsewhere. 

Marino, 27, carries a $4.4 million cap hit until the completion of the 2026-27 season, so the Canucks or any other club hoping to acquire him would need to be okay with him being more than just a rental. In addition, he has an eight-team no-trade list starting in the 2024-25 season until the completion of his current deal. 

Marino appeared in 75 games this past season with the Devils, where he had four goals to go along with 25 points and a minus-6 rating.

It will now be intriguing to see if the Devils can successfully move Marino from here. Teams looking for help on the right side of their defense should be calling. It makes sense that the Canucks are already in the mix, as it has now been confirmed that they won't be re-signing Nikita Zadorov. 

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